The best way to describe Sophie Zembra, our first style + substance powerhouse of the year is "veni, vidi, vici".
She moved from Paris to Miami "con furore" opened ANTIDOTE in Wynwood because it felt right and conquering our hearts with the perfect equilibrium of "sustainable chic" and acquired the title of "the girl of Wynwood" (according to her Instagram).
Sophie is the embodiment of chic and young and fresh and happy, the store is the impeccable mirror of her personality and taste, but, as usual, it all happens when someone is motivated by a purpose, a passion, there's no style without substance.
Style + substance = empowerment. Are you on board?
SZ - Totally 100% percent
Your personal style in three words
SZ - I don’t really have one style: it depends on the day, it depends on my mood. But in three words: freestyle; Parisian; chic/casual
I find it extraordinary in how little time you moved to Miami and opened one of the best stores in town: what drives your entrepreneurship?
SZ - Thank you for one of the best store in town J
My boosts are the meetings, the people!! Entrepreneurship it s an human adventure and in conscious fashion even more. My passion drive me in the good as in the bad times. I believe in life and dreams, I'm a dreamer that's why I am an entrepreneur. And to be an entrepreneur you need a bit of unconsciousness.
Do you feel like sharing one secret?
SZ - Buy only what you like and what you feel good about. Never follow the trend follow only your feelings!!!
Your relationship with fashion: single, married, it’s complicated or …
SZ – It’s complicated by time I love fashion and by time I hate fashion!!!
What’s the one thing a woman should do to feel powerful?
SZ - Be yourself, listen to yourself. Women are raised without taking their word into account. So you have to listen to yourself and believe in your own power !
When did you find your confidence?
SZ – I’m still not confident enough in myself, but entrepreneurship helps me a lot.
How do we get rid of the princess/cute/pretty/pink stereotype?
SZ - By creating new princesses: without stereotype!!!
You look at your closet holding your morning coffee ready to get dressed: personal uniform or outburst of creativity?
SZ - I like a personal uniform with a touch of creativity.
Which irritates you more and why: “Sustainable fashion is boring” or “Fashion is frivolous”?
SZ - “Sustainable fashion is boring” I have heard this too many times, and it’s not true. People aren’t being curious and just follow big brands/company but now we have a new wave of designer who mix esthetic and sustainability with brio. SUSTAINABLE FASHION IS DEFINITELY NOT BORING!